Detailed Job Description
Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and liberal arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College. As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary’s offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary’s reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and liberal arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.
The Pre-Health Advisor (PHA) supports students seeking entry into graduate programs in the health professions and allied health professions. The PHA is the primary academic advising for students in the College’s Health Science program, an interdisciplinary major designed to prepare students for entry into graduate programs of allied health (e.g. physical and occupational therapy, physician assistant). The PHA also provides support for students in all other majors pursuing a graduate program in the health professions (e.g. medical, dental, veterinary) or allied health professions. The PHA will help each student identify suitable professional schools, assist with application preparation, hold committee interviews for applicants, write letters of recommendation, maintain a confidential file for each applicant, and identify internship and volunteer/shadowing opportunities for students interested in health professions or allied health professions. The PHA will represent the College’s pre-health programs at various campus events, such as admissions and open houses. The PHA will attend meetings of the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP) annually. The direct supervisor of the PHA is the Dean of the School of Science. The PHA receives academic and professional direction from the Pre-Health Programs Board, comprised of faculty and other academic staff.
Experience and Qualifications:A candidate for the position should be familiar with the different health professions to which students seek entrance; experience in one of the health professions and a background in counseling or advising are desirable. A candidate must demonstrate an ability to collaborate with students, faculty, deans, and advising professionals across campus, as well as admissions personnel at various professional schools. Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree, but a master’s degree is preferred.
Depends on Qualifications
Application Instructions: Please apply on-line at http://jobs.stmarys-ca.edu. Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College. A complete application includes: A letter of interest and how you are prepared to support the Mission of the College which includes a discussion about your advising philosophy. Review of applications will begin on November 15. A resume and an on-line application The name and contact information for three (3) professional references. Candidates who submit names of references should expect that references will be contacted, in confidence, by the College and that credentials will be confirmed prior to hire. Candidates who become finalists will be expected to sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry. Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.